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    • 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Fall 2002 

      Silbey, Susan S. (2002-12)
      How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? Why are some people accepted and celebrated for their particular features while other people ...
    • 21A.218J / SP.454J / WGS.454J Identity and Difference, Spring 2007 

      Paxson, Heather (2007-06)
      How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, based on single behaviors ...
    • 21A.225J / SP.621J / WGS.621J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2004 

      James, Erica (2004-12)
      This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.
    • 21A.232J / WGS.172J Rethinking the Family, Sex, and Gender, Fall 2010 

      Paxson, Heather (2010-12)
      Through investigating cross-cultural case studies, this course introduces students to the anthropological study of the social institutions and symbolic meanings of family, household, gender, and sexuality. We will explore ...
    • 21A.350J / SP.484J / STS.086J / WGS.484J The Anthropology of Computing, Fall 2004 

      Helmreich, Stefan (2004-12)
      This course examines computers anthropologically, as meaningful tools revealing the social and cultural orders that produce them. We read classic texts in computer science along with works analyzing links between machines ...
    • 21A.750J / STS.250J Social Theory and Analysis, Fall 2004 

      Fischer, Michael M.J. (2004-12)
      This course presents a survey of social theory from the 19th century to the present. The focus is on (a) the social grounds from which the theory arises; (b) the utility and limitations of older theories for current ...
    • 21F.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society, Spring 2005 

      Banerjee, Arundhati (2005-06)
      This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through ...
    • 21H.153J / SP.421J / WGS.421J Race and Gender in Asian America, Fall 2002 

      Anonymous (2002-12)
      An interdisciplinary examination of the Asian-American experience with particular emphasis on gender and race from mid-nineteenth century to present. Topics include: Asian American women's history, Asian American feminisms, ...
    • 21H.909 People and Other Animals, Fall 2005 

      Ritvo, Harriet (2005-12)
      A historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, worship of animal gods, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of ...
    • 21L.448J / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2009 

      Paradis, James (2009-12)
      In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent ...
    • 21M.220 Early Music, Spring 2007 

      Cuthbert, Michael Scott (2007-06)
      This class covers the history of Western music from antiquity until approximately 1680, about 2000 years worth of music. Rather than cover each topic at the same level of depth, we will focus on four topics in particular ...
    • 21M.670 / SP.472 / WGS.472 Traditions in American Concert Dance: Gender and Autobiography, Spring 2003 

      DeFrantz, Thomas (2003-06)
      This course explores the forms, contents, and contexts of world traditions in dance that played a crucial role in shaping American concert dance. For example, we will identify dances from an African American vernacular ...
    • 21M.785 / 21M.789 / 21W.769J Playwrights' Workshop, Spring 2007 

      Brody, Alan (2007-06)
      This course provides continued work in the development of play scripts for the theater. Writers work on sustained pieces in weekly workshop meetings, individual consultation with the instructor, and in collaboration with ...
    • 21W.742J / SP.575J / WGS.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2003 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2003-06)
      The issue of race and racial identity have preoccupied many writers throughout the history of the U.S. In this subject, students read Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Maxine Hong Kingston, ...
    • 21W.742J / SP.575J / WGS.575J Writing About Race, Spring 2007 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2007-06)
      In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans ...
    • 21W.745 / SP.576J / WGS.576J Advanced Essay Workshop, Spring 2005 

      Faery, Rebecca Blevins (2005-06)
      For students with experience in writing nonfictional prose. Advanced study of rhetorical strategies and techniques of prose style. Considerable writing and revision required. In addition to analyzing the work of class ...
    • 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007 

      Byrne, Alex (2007-06)
      This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind. Some of the questions we will discuss include the following. Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial ...
    • 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques, January IAP 2004 

      Tabacco, Sarah (2004)
      This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students ...
    • 6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation, Fall 2004 

      Miller, Robert (2004-12)
      6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, ...
    • MAS.963 Ambient Intelligence, Spring 2004 

      Maes, Patricia (2004-06)
      This course focuses on Ambient Intelligence, and how it envisions a world where people are surrounded by intelligent and intuitive interfaces embedded in the everyday objects around them. These interfaces recognize and ...